The Bloody Theater or Martyrs Mirror of the Defenseless Christians
Who Baptized Only Upon Confession of Faith, and Who Suffered and Died for the Testimony of Jesus, Their Savior, From the Time of Christ to the Year A.D. 1660
Contains one of the most extensive collection of accounts of Anabaptist Christian martyrs from the 16th and 17th centuries. Most of these martyrs died at the hands of Protestant and Roman Catholic authorities for daring to preach and baptize without the approval of the state or the state-run churches. This collection only includes people who died at the hands of others and who refused to defend themselves in obedience to Jesus' command not to resist evildoers. Those who committed suicide in captivity or who took up the sword are not included.
First published in Dutch in 1660. The English translation first published in 1837. This edition first published in 1886.
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RightsThe following book is almost entirely in the public domain. The small portion still in copyright (publisher's preface and list of further reading) is reproduced with permission of the publisher, Herald Press/MennoMedia.